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Shouldn’t we blame everyday variable demand instead?

By | 2021-04-29T11:13:15+00:00 April 28th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

Since the begging of the 20th century all power is generated from central power plants and transmitted along the transmission distribution grid until the end user. But, as we make the transition to a green path trying to reduce the emissions and the impact of fossil fuel combustion, and as we begin to integrate more and [...]

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CCS – Now or Never

By | 2021-03-16T15:41:05+00:00 March 16th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

According to the Carbon Monitor the COVID-19 pandemic halted the CO2 emissions in 2020 with a 4% fall Y-o-Y. The major drop in percentage was registered in the transport sector due to the lockdowns and consequently flight restrictions while the greatest absolute reduction was witnessed in the power sector, mainly due to less demand and significant [...]

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PURCHASING CONSULTING VS RISK MANAGEMENT

By | 2021-03-15T16:27:04+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Categories: M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

This week's Post is different from the usual ones that we publish in Magnus Commodities, and it comes to think about the type of management when it comes to the purchase of Commodities, vs. other buying families where there is no market setting their price. SHOPPING, A NON STOP ACTIVITY The job of a Purchasing Director [...]

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2020 in perspective

By | 2020-12-21T10:25:12+00:00 December 21st, 2020|Categories: Coal, Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, Italy, M·Blog, Oil, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Everyone expected so much of 2020, setting it at an important milestone for the World with the globalization peaking and the technology and social barriers being tested constantly. On the other hand, the long trade war between US and China was weighing on the markets and a recession was on the edge. Despite that, no one [...]

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Electro-intensive industry costs in Spain and at European level

By | 2020-11-27T12:09:36+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Little by little the government is promoting big industry, but it still needs a bigger push to keep them in Spain in a competitive way and to contribute to the economic recovery, that is why it is necessary to increase the funds within the framework of the Electrointensive Statute. The electro-intensive The electrointensive industry is that [...]

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The Three Percent Club on climate action

By | 2020-11-10T07:35:59+00:00 November 10th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

As we all know energy efficiency is central to energy transition and decarbonization strategies all over the world. That is why the IEA calls it the "first fuel" as it offers the cheapest, fastest, and cleanest resource for clean energy transition while addressing the immediate and significant threats posed by climate change. Just for you to [...]

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The new proposal on the European Green Deal to put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the European Union’s target for 2030

By | 2020-09-29T15:22:16+00:00 September 29th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Italy, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

2020 is almost over and the European Union looks set to meet its emissions reduction targets, but the 2030 targets will most likely be increased. This is increasing the volatility of the emissions trading market, but is the price increase really supported? Let us remember the targets of the EU The Green Energy Package established by [...]

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Petrostates and the art of transition to electrostates

By | 2020-09-22T13:53:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

After the second world war America’s unmatched ability to consume oil outstripped its unmatched ability to produce it. Ensuring supplies from elsewhere became an overriding priority. But what it might mean to be an energy superpower is changing, thanks to three linked global shifts. First, fears about fossil-fuel scarcity have given way to an acknowledgment of [...]

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Coal Phase-Out and the market “incentive”

By | 2020-06-18T10:35:13+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

The pathway towards Climate Neutrality by 2050 continues with coal phase-out leading the initiatives to achieve such goal across the “Old Continent”. The official roadmap points for France to win the race of decarbonization in Europe, by phasing out of coal by 2022. In the year after is expected that Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and [...]

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OPEC+ new deal: The antidote? Or just another vaccine?

By | 2020-04-15T13:08:03+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

After one month of a dramatic break-up and a beginning of an oil war between Russia and the Saudi Arabia, history was made last Sunday with a renewed agreement achieved by OPEC + of 9.7 million barrels per day (mbpd) oil output cut. A 10 million bpd oil reduction is the biggest cut ever agreed in [...]

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